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Poster: wildstar Date: Mar 20, 2005 4:29pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Converting Mpeg2 to AVI?

Mpeg2 isn't an editing format.

If I can convert these Mpeg2 files from the archives into an uncompressed or even DV AVI (better than mpeg, or Quicktime) than I can edit them no problem in Premier.

My final Output will be DVD (Mpeg2 again) so I want to retain the highest level image until I have to reconvert it back to Mpeg2. This subject has been brought up here before, but from a Mac perspective. The software solutions don't apply to me.

Any PC users out there?

This post was modified by wildstar on 2005-03-21 00:29:22

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Mar 20, 2005 4:44pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Converting Mpeg2 to AVI?

You might also try the Ulead Video Studio 8(Win) to switch them over. You're right about editable Mpeg-2. I have been using a trick workaround where I get the file to 1:1 aspect and drop the interlacing temporarily and use SVCD specs which can be either interlaced or non-interlaced (either works and is a vague spec for SVCD). In post, I resize and reinterlace for DVD with Ulead.
I tried it the other day with AVGeeks "200" and got the film a lot closer to red white and blue ( the blue turned sort of greenish from age) and on playback not a pixel was missing. But if I put a standard Mpeg-2 into TMpeg it would crash it immediately. A lot of editors like Pinnacle are discontinuing import of interlaced files, maybe because of difficulty in stream, maybe because of DVD piracy issues.